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hiding value labels [was: Re: st: Re: Apologies: Test#6]

From   Nick Cox <>
To   "" <>
Subject   hiding value labels [was: Re: st: Re: Apologies: Test#6]
Date   Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:20:45 +0000

foreach v of var * {
   label val `v'  .

should undo all associations of variables and value labels. Don't
-save- the data in that form unless you really mean it.


P.S. Your quotation is often attributed to Einstein, but Alice
Calaprice in the authoritative "The ultimate quotable Einstein"
Princeton U.P. 2011 p.475 found no source. In any case the principle
is as least as old as Ockham's Razor.

Laurence H Lester Cert IV IT, B.Ec(Hons), M.Ec,  PhD

> Does any body know how to "Hide all Value labels" permanently (not at
> each opening of the data editor) in Stata 13?

> "Everything must be made as simple
> as possible, but not simpler” Albert Einstein

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